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Hi. this 1986 ford f350 that won't start. I think it's either the solenoid or the starter but I'm not sure. The batteries work. And the weird thing is it once cranked but never started. Please help thanks.
Try following the positive battery cable from the battery to the starter solenoid (not sure if you have an inner fender-mounted solenoid or a starter-mounted one. Take one lead of a pair of jumper cables and connect one end to the solenoid terminal with the cable from the battery, and take the other end of that same jumper cable lead and momentarily connect it to the other large terminal on the starter solenoid. If the starter engages when you do this, replace the starter solenoid. If the engine doesn't try to crank when you do this, you probably have a bad starter. Good luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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sound like weak batteries could have worn battery cables.diesel engine need good strong cranking AMPS for starter to work and glow plugs to work.right.have both batteries checked. replace battery cables if they are original cables.if still hear clicking and batteries and cables been replaced have starter solenoid and starter checked out. check you glow plugs relay if batterys and cables good.check glow plugs fuse link.
Posted on Aug 11, 2013
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